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ERIC Number: EJ994418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Cross-Cultural Practices in Art Education: The Art Lunch Project in Turkey
Acer, Dilek
Childhood Education, v88 n6 p360-366 2012
This article presents a selective review of the literature on cross-cultural art studies, with the aim of identifying their commonalities. The article includes a specific cross-cultural case study, the Art Lunch Project, which the author attended as a representative of Turkey, that aims to exchange practical teaching experiences. The participants come from nine countries across Europe and Asia. It is an ongoing project in which art or homeroom teachers in schools interpret the common theme of "an art lunch," in collaboration with university-based researchers in art education. The project involves making two- and three-dimensional artistic representations of food using recycled materials. Work completed by children is uploaded to a website for mutual viewing by participating teachers and children. The reasons for selecting this theme were that curricula organized around the fundamental human need for food are likely to have universal appeal, and the results would thus reflect national cultural differences (Fukumoto, 2007). (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey